Caramel Apple Strata

This recipe is worth it's many steps.

Serves: 12 / Difficulty Level: 4

Recipe Source: Grandma Dee
Where To Cook: stove & oven


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old cinnamon bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13x9 baking dish. Spoon apples over bread; drizzle with half of the caramel sauce. Sprinkle with pecans; top with remaining bread.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and vanilla; pour over top; cover and refrigerate overnight.
Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel sauce. 
Remove strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serving Information:
In a small sauce pan heat on low the reserved sauce, uncovered, until heated through. Drizzle over strata.
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